TRAVEL TO ENGLAND?

Our readers often contact us to for advice when they're planning to travel to England to see crop circles.
Below you'll find some useful information to help your planning.


TRAVEL WITH A GROUP:
The Norwegian Crop Circle Group is not organizing trips to England, but groups are travelling from Norway.

There are plenty of organized trips from several countries such as the USA, England, The Netherlands.
You can find information about some of these trips here
.


TRAVEL ON YOUR OWN:

1) ACCOMMODATION:
The district Kennet in the county of Wiltshire is the traditional centre of the crop circle activity.
Two useful links for ordering hotels, Bed & Breakfast, or cottage:
Web site for accommodation in Kennet: Visit Kennet
Web site for accommodation in all of Wiltshire: Visit Wiltshire
The tourist offices in the area provide lots of useful information about accommodation and sites of interest.
NOTE! Antoinette and Perry Dyson run a charming B&B in Avebury Trusloe.
For an extra fee, they also take you to the circles
.

2) YOU NEED A CAR!
Whether you bring your own or rent one, it means you have to drive on the left side of the road! A challenge to many
non- British. If you find this challenge too big, choose an organized trip.

3) HOW TO FIND THE CROP CIRCLES?

- Check that you're updated about the latest formations. Visit Crop Circle Connector regularily before you go.
- For £15, become a member of Crop Circle Connector get fresh information about new circles on SMS and WAP!

- Visit the crop circle café, The Silent Circle, and learn where the new circleas are.

- Get a detailed map of the area. A "must" to find the formations on the ground!
- Order the maps online, through you local book shop (use the info from the online link) or buy it at the Silent Circle.

The maps below show where most of the English crop circles appear every summer:

The area that is the centre of the crop circle activity (we recommend that you, if possible, find
accommodation in this area):



Important places in the area:

The geographic centre of the circle activity is the stone circle Avebury (red ring to the right ).
Visit the crop circle café to find the circles (red ring to the left ).

The crop circle cafe was earlier located at Cher Hill (blue ring), but has from april 2008 moved to
the small village Compton Bassett
, about 2 km from Cher Hill. Find the café's own map info
here.

For online data base with digital maps of the area click here.


CONFERENCES AND LECTURES
Annually, several crop circle conferences well worth visiting take place in the area.

THE SUMMER LECTURES
Organized by Temporary Temples (Steve and Karen Alexander), in the town of Devizes
in the very heart of the crop
cricle country, usually in late July. The lectures, that cover a variety of the crop circle aspects,
are held by reknowned circle researchers from several countries. The advantage of this conference is that the lectures are
held in the evening. You can thus attend the not too lengthy lecture evnet in the evening, and still spend the day in the circles!


THE CROP CIRCLE CONFERENCE Organized by WCCSG - Wiltshire Crop Circle Study Group. A three day event with speakers
describing their findings about crop circles and other interesting topics. Stalls, exhibitions presenting the various circle
patterns and locations, and helicopter rides (on Monday only) taking members to the sites of formations, all contribute to
make this with a program covering a large varity of topics.

GLASTONBURY SYMPOSIUM This conference takes place in the town of Glastonbury (a couple of hours drive outside the
crop circle area), goes back to 1990 and traditionally streches over four days in late July. The lectures cover a wide specter
of topics , including topics that are not directly linked to the crop circle phenomenon. Glastonbury offers a special atmosphere
and several places of interest. (More info about Glastonbury
).

The crop circle café, THE CILENT CIRCLE, in the evenings during the summer season, hosts several lecture events.

For more information about conferences, see links at this web site, or visit the Crop Circle Connector's conference page.


OTHER WEB SITES WITH USEFUL INFORMATION:
http://www.cropcircleconnector.com/Travelogue/travelog99.html

http://www.visitbritain.com/no/home2.asp
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g186412-Activities-c5-Wiltshire_England.html



SEE THE CIRCLES FROM THE AIR

MICROLIGHT
Microlight planes take one passenger and is the chepeast way to fly. There are several microlight centres in Wiltshire, but the one closest to the most of the crop circles is Wiltshire Microlight .

HELICOPTER
Helicopter rides are more expensive, but allow three pasengers and better photo and video possibilities. Fast Helicopters is often used by crop circle photographers.


SITES OF INTEREST

STONEHENGE     Britain's most famous stone monument, 4200 years old.
 
AVEBURY                  Britain's largest stone circle 5000 years old.
   
SILBURY HILL Europe's largest neolitic mound. More than 4700 years old.
 
HILL FORTS 2500 - 3000 year old hill top embankments.                    
  Barbury Castle, Oliver's Castle, Uffington Castle, Liddington Castle and Old Sarum.
 
LONG BARROWS 5500 year old stone monuments for ritual enterment of human bones prior to
  permanant burial elsewhere. West Kennet,  Wayland's Smithy.
HILL FIGURES Also known as "White horses". 200 - 3000 years old.
 

LEY LINES    
Energy lines aligning of a large number of places, such as ancient monuments and megaliths. More information here.


VISITING THE CIRCLESSITING THE CIRCLES

Many of the farmes allow visiters into the fields to see crop formations. Some of them ask a little contribution to
cover the damage to the crop. Look out for honesty boxes as you enter the field:


Unfortunately, some farmes deny all access to their fields. They refer to
The Country Code that denies public access
to private land. If you're uncertain whether you're allowed to enter a field, always ask the farmer for permission!



HAVE A NICE TRIP !


Organized trips from various countries
Below are links to some crop circle tour organizers:

Sacred Britain
Glastonbury Sympoium
Earth Mysteries and Sacred Site Tours
Denni Clarke
Janet Ossebaard

Chet Snow

Bert Janssen

Please help us fill in this list!


Group travels from Norway
Some Norwegian group trips to visit crop circles in England:

Ildsjelen Week long trip in July .

Totalhelse Norge Week long trips in July and August.

Nils Kenneth Fordal and Dorthe Wennerfeldt guide a group in July.

GaiaHarmoni Week long trip in July.


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